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Miquel Fuentes

Piano & Cello

Miquel Fuentes, B.M., Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu – Barcelona, is a cellist and pianist. He received honorary mention at the Casals International Award, and first place at the Vigo Strings Competition. Originally from Holland, Michigan, he studied piano with Charles Aschbrenner, and currently lives in Evanston where he is teaching both cello and […]

A native to the Chicagoland area, Johnathan Bekos is a pianist and music theorist who has nurtured a passion for teaching a holistic approach to the piano. By incorporating theory, history, and a broader sense of musical and rhythmic comprehension, Johnathan’s mission is to help his students see past just the notes on the page […]

Melanie Wright’s versatile singing has led her to many opportunities in Musical Theatre, Opera, and Commercial Music. Whether performing Classical or Contemporary music, she strives to captivate audiences with her warm lyric soprano voice and her imaginative style. Melanie obtained her B.A. in Vocal Performance from Indiana Wesleyan University. She is a recent graduate from […]

Nataliia Kuryliak, born in the village of Koropets in Western Ukraine, has had a passion for music since childhood. She began studying piano and vocals at a young age with great enthusiasm and delight. After graduating from Denis Sichinskyi Music College in Ivano-Frankivsk with a major in piano in 2015, Nataliia decided to pursue a […]

Ryan Daly is a tenor based in Chicago. He has performed with opera companies across the country, including Shreveport Opera, Opera Omaha, the Aspen Opera Theater, Miami Music Festival, and Utah Lyric Opera. In concert, Mr. Daly performed as tenor soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Marshall Symphony Orchestra, Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis […]

Lesley Goodman

Piano & Voice

Lesley Goodman has been teaching private piano and voice lessons for over 20 years while maintaining a career as a singer in Chicago and abroad. She received a music degree in Vocal Performance from Northwestern University and she has extensive teaching experience for both piano and voice. Lesley has been a teacher and studio accompanist […]

Julia Evans

Violin & Viola

Julia Evans, a violinist from New York City, completed her Undergraduate degree in Violin Performance at the Mannes College of Music in 2002 and then her Masters in Performance at NYU in 2004. Since 2005, Mrs Evans has been an active performer in various orchestras, chamber music groups, and on Broadway. Orchestras she has performed […]

Larissa Mapua is a Filipino-American violin and viola teacher dedicated to sharing her passion for music. Selected by the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, she performed Debussy’s String Quartet, Op.10 at the U.S. Capitol for members of the 114th U.S. Congress. She was also invited to perform for Fidel V. Ramos, the 12th […]

B.M. Carnegie Mellon University, M.M. Southern Methodist University.  Charlotte Ullman is a cellist and educator based in Chicago, IL. An active orchestral and chamber musician in the Chicago area, Charlotte is a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. In 2020, Charlotte earned an advanced certificate in cello performance from Bard College Conservatory, studying under […]